Waxahachie continues to be an attractive area for developers and individuals to locate. In 2010, over $34 million in commercial development and over $20 million in residential development was completed.
Waxahachie is also an attractive tourist destination. The charm of the historic homes and buildings brings thousands of visitors to the city each year. While here, visitors enjoy numerous unique shopping opportunities, including antiques, specialty shops and boutiques.
Just a short drive from the Metroplex, Waxahachie also has a number of festivals and events throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy.
In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful pink crape myrtles in full bloom.
Waxahachie’s year-round attractions and festivals include the Mardi Gras Parade and Ball, Gingerbread Trail in June, Rotary Cow Creek Country Classic Bike Ride in June, Crape Myrtle Festival in July, Texas Country Reporter Festival in October and the World War II Reenactment in November which celebrates Veterans’ Day. December offers an array of activities with the Candlelight Tour of Homes and Bethlehem Revisited.
The population at the end of 2008 was just over 30,000, with a healthy average growth rate of 3.7%.
Waxahachie continues to benefit from its convenient location at the intersection of I-35 and US 287.